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Point Sal Purple Sage Beautiful and tough groundcover for hot dry areas. Does best with infrequent deep soakings –especially inland. Highly recommended for erosion control and bird habitat.

California Pitcher Sage (Lepechinia calycina).  A hummingbird plant. Fairly deer proof.

In this photo you can see the inflorescence of Lepechinia calycina, California Pitcher Plant.

California Native | Zauschneria Catalina, a California Fuchsia from the channel islands in a garden in San Luis Obispo.

Pictures and description of Zauschneria californica Catalina, Island California Fuchsia.

Arctostaphylos edmundsii Carmel Sur Manzanita, Sur Manzanita

Arctostaphylos edmundsii, Carmel Sur Manzanita makes a cute little ground cover. - ground cover under redwoods

Diplacus longiflorus is sometimes called Mimulus aurantiacus, which is what they call almost all the monkey flowers.

Diplacus longiflorus is sometimes called Mimulus aurantiacus, which is what they call almost all the monkey flowers. Great for the south wall, full shade?

alvia clevelandii Common names: Cleveland sage, California blue sage Origin: Native to Southern California and northern Baja California, Mexico USDA zones: 8 to 11 Water requirement: Low Full sun 3 to 5 feet tall and 5 to 8 feet wide Attracts hummingbirds, butterflies and bees; deer resistant; fragrant flowers and foliage; drought tolerant Blooms spring through summer

Cleveland sage (Salvia clevelandii)common name California blue sage. While all salvias add to a garden's perfume, Cleveland sage creates a memory and a moment by itself, simply through its smell.

Slideshow: The 13 best Calif. native drought-tolerant plants for your garden | 89.3 KPCC

Tidy Tips A spring annual with yellow and white daisy-like flowers on top of long stalks. Seeds germinate with winter rain and need no supplemental water. If transplanted from seedlings, plants should be watered occasionally.

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